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Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.“Where you’ve got names, dates of birth, ZIP codes, then that provides an opportunity to actually target specific individuals whether they be in government or healthcare for example, so you can profile that person and send more targeted blackmail-type emails,” says Charlie Mc Murdie, a cybercrime specialist for Pw C and former head of the Metropolitan Police‘s electronic crime unit.The front page of Adult Friend Finder, which is based in California, features photos of dozens of attractive young women.In an online hacker forum, he said he blackmailed Adult Friend Finder, telling the site he would expose the data online unless the company paid him 0,000.On the forum, hackers immediately praised ROR[RG], saying they were planning on using the data to attack the victims.The information exposed can be particularly devastating to people living in small towns, where they are more easily identified.
Among the 26,939 users with a UK email address, for example, there are just 1,596 who identified as female: a ratio of one woman to every 16 men.For instance, the security consultant Robb reported that one person whose information was hacked was a 62-year-old Hispanic male from New Jersey, who worked in advertising and has a preference for the "subporno" forum.That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages."i am loading these up in the mailer now / i will send you some dough from what it makes / thank you!!
" wrote a hacker who goes by "MAPS." Friend Finder Networks Inc., parent company of Adult Friend Finder and other adult sites and publications including Penthouse, said in a statement that it had just become aware of the breach, and it is working closely with law enforcement and cyberforensics company Mandiant, a subsidiary.
In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users’ computers.